• Olympic: Three Parks in One

    Olympic

    National Park Washington

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  • Madison Falls Trail Closed for Repairs Beginning July 7

    The one-tenth mile Madison Falls Trail and trailhead parking lot located in Elwha Valley will close to public entry beginning on Monday, July 7 while crews make improvements and repairs.

  • Hurricane Ridge Road Closed to Vehicles Sunday 8/3 (6:00a - noon)

    Due to the "Ride the Hurricane" bicycle event, the road to Hurricane Ridge will be closed above the Heart o' the Hills entrance station from 6:00a to noon on Sunday August 3rd.

Places to Go

Seastacks during a foggy sunset

Destinations

Diversity is the hallmark of Olympic National Park. From the lush canopy of the rain forests, to the sandy beaches of the coast, to the majestic overlooks of the rugged, glacier-capped mountains, Olympic National Park has a great deal to offer.

The following list of destinations may help you decide where to start your travels through Olympic National Park. Here you can find important information regarding the nature of the area, how to get there, recreational opportunities, and where to go from there!

 
three dark-haired girls looking at Olympic Mountains

Views from Hurricane Ridge

Exploring the Mountains
Spectacular scenery, glacier-capped peaks and mountain meadows beckon.

Roads to Hurricane Ridge and Deer Park provide vehicle access to the park's mountain wilderness.

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hiker walking through forest

Easy trails bring you into a forested wilderness.

Exploring the Forests
Forests blanket most of the park's low and middle elevations; temperate rainforest is found on the park's west-facing slopes and valleys. Higher up, the forests give way to clumps of trees among the subalpine meadows.

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young girl in pink jacket and bright green boots, holding a piece of kelp

Kelp intrigues a young beachcomber.

Exploring the Coast
Roads and short trails provide access to much of Olympic's 72-mile wilderness coast.

Here you will find wide, sandy beaches, rocky headlands and views of wave-battered offshore "sea stacks".

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Elwha River Restoration

Opportunities to connect with Elwha River Restoration await your discovery. The largest dam removal in United States history began September 2011.

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Did You Know?

marmot

Although related to other marmots and groundhogs of North America, the Olympic marmot is unique. An endemic species, it is found only in the Olympic Mountains. Visitors to the high country of Olympic National Park may be lucky enough to encounter a marmot sunning itself near its burrow.